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#148712 - 04/24/12 06:01 PM Fluoride Trays
MissBazinet Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 50
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Wasn't sure where to ask this but my dentist gave me a Mint 1.1% Neutral Fluoride to use in my trays. I don't know if it's the mint or what but something about it I just can't take. It kinda feels like burning or just irritating. Is it just because my mouth is so raw? Has anyone used a different flavor that has worked better for them? I know I need to do this so I need it to be somewhat pleasant. Right?! lol Thanks all!

MissB
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Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
Living life in spite of cancer and not in fear of it!

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#148713 - 04/24/12 08:07 PM Re: Fluoride Trays [Re: MissBazinet]
Cheryld Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4893
Loc: Toronto canada
Hi... the flouride can be VERY irritating. I know they say take it at night, before bed, but after rads ( I did it during but only until it became too painful then I stopped), I eased into it doing it every second night at first, then nightly and sometimes if it's too irritating I switch to days for a bit that way after an hour I can rinse. Which you wouldn't necessarily do if you do it before bed. There are some that are more neutral than others, and mint, particularly if it's strong hurts. Ask him to recommend another brand. I had my recent check up almost one year out and the dental oncologist said my mouth was great for all it had been through - but I don't eat sugar or processed foods and I water pik twice a day to clean along the gum line... I think all of this helps... good luck.
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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#148717 - 04/24/12 10:25 PM Re: Fluoride Trays [Re: Cheryld]
Shauneen Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 10/03/11
Posts: 66
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Try the unflavoured gel - that's what I use.
It doesn't bother me too much..I think it's the actual trays that bug me sometimes.
I sometimes use them before bed, but switch to other times in the day (like Cheryl), as I like to drink water and line my mouth with Oral Balance at night to lessen the dreaded morning dry mouth.
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Pain late 2009. Dx as change in altitude. Sore spot on tongue late 2010. Dx as irritation.
Leukoplakia Bx Feb 2011 - Lichen Planus.
Bx May 2011 - Hyperplasia. Same sample retested as SCC.
June 2011 Rt Hemigloss,ND,rff,33 Rads. Hosp for 15 days w/bi-lateral pneumonia.
T3N1M0 Stage IV.

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#148731 - 04/25/12 04:33 AM Re: Fluoride Trays [Re: Shauneen]
Cheryld Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4893
Loc: Toronto canada
Hey - another Canuck! Hello!!! smile
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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#148733 - 04/25/12 04:53 AM Re: Fluoride Trays [Re: Cheryld]
Shauneen Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 10/03/11
Posts: 66
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Hi Cheryl - I've been following you eh? smile
_________________________
Pain late 2009. Dx as change in altitude. Sore spot on tongue late 2010. Dx as irritation.
Leukoplakia Bx Feb 2011 - Lichen Planus.
Bx May 2011 - Hyperplasia. Same sample retested as SCC.
June 2011 Rt Hemigloss,ND,rff,33 Rads. Hosp for 15 days w/bi-lateral pneumonia.
T3N1M0 Stage IV.

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#148735 - 04/25/12 06:13 AM Re: Fluoride Trays [Re: Shauneen]
MissBazinet Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 50
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Thanks Ladies. I'll be giving my dentist a call:)

MissB
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Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
Living life in spite of cancer and not in fear of it!

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#148742 - 04/25/12 12:02 PM Re: Fluoride Trays [Re: MissBazinet]
Cheryld Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4893
Loc: Toronto canada
Hi shauneen!! wink
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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#149084 - 05/04/12 07:19 PM Re: Fluoride Trays [Re: Cheryld]
mcohavi Offline
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Registered: 02/24/12
Posts: 8
Loc: New York
Hi -- I also use floride trays. I had to stop during my radiation and for some time after because my mouth was so sore and raw. But now that I have healed, I continue to use them and the mint doesn't bother me anymore. There are many other flavors though, you should ask your dentist.

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